Spiezia Organic Lemongrass and Marigold Soap – 90g (£7.95)
Now it’s one thing making any product with organic ingredients, but its quite another using ‘certified‘ organic ingredients. There are many widely recognised organisations that approve organic ingredients; the main one in the UK is the Soil Association. This gives the consumer reassurance that the ingredients used are genuinely organic. You can read more about the Soil Association’s criterial list on their website: The Soil Association
So let me welcome Del Brown Approved readers to Cornwall based Spiezia Organics Lemongrass and Marigold Soap. Spiezia Organics have gone to the effort to get all of their main ingredients in this bar of soap, certified organic. Excluding trace elements that are naturally found in essential oils, there are just seven ingredients in this soap, six if you exclude the sodium hydroxide which is an essential part of the soap making process and is not present in the final product.
Three base oils, Olive, Palm and Coconut are mixed with three essential oils of Lemongrass, Calendula and Wheat Germ. The small bar lathers up quickly when added with warm water and the aroma of fresh botanicals fills the bathroom whilst gently fragrancing your skin. The ingredients are kind and gentle making it perfect for use on the most sensitive of skins. I used this from top to toe and found it working perfectly as a beard shampoo.
The base of this soap is certified organic olive oil, organic palm oil and organic coconut oil. Then we see sodium hydroxide or Lye, organic Lemongrass leaf oil, organic Calendula flower extract and Organic Wheat Germ Oil.
Lemongrass is used in Ayurvedic medicine for being good at relieving cough and nasal congestion, whilst Marigold (Calendula) is said to have anti-viral, anti-fungal and anti-inflamatory properties. If you suffer from mild spots on your back, chest or shoulders or have irritated skin, the ingredients in this bar may well prove beneficial.
Ingredients: Olea Europaea (Olive) fruit oil, elaeis guineensis (Palm) oil, cocos nuclear (coconut) oil, **sodium hydroxide, cymbopogon citratus (lemongrass) leaf oil, calendula officials (calendula) flower extract, triticum vulgar (wheat) germ oil, *citral, *citronellol, *geraniol, *limonene **Non organic *naturally occurring in essential oils